Stand up comedy is a spontaneous art that only those, who know comedy can understand. Those, who are putting their efforts to become a comedian, must have enough material to please the audience. It is a personal form of writing, which is mostly specific to the performer. It all depends on the ability of the performer to deliver the joke in a funny way. Comedians are great observers. They have to observe minute changes in the day to day situations and circumstances to come up with comedy lines that the audience can relate to their personal lives.
If you are a beginner in Stand up comedy, you will have to focus on a lot of things. Along with performance and delivery, the writing also matters a lot. If the material isn’t worthy to laugh at, you can never become a successful comedian. Here are some writing tips for the beginners:
- The best technique of starting the performance is to initiate with a punch line or even a single headline. If the punch line is creative, it can be funny for the audience.
- There must be sufficient breaks in the sentences of the joke. Each sentence must be aligned in a natural way with natural pauses so that it could be easy for you to take breaths during the conversation. The key is to use your natural speaking rhythm.
- During your delivery and pauses, there must be a certain type of comedy. You need to be creative with spontaneous responses instead of simply saying the words of the script.
You can better understand these tip if you watch the professional Stand up comedians performances. The idea is not to copy their style but to see how they blend the writing and delivery techniques to capture the attention of the audience successfully. The best way to research is to watch the Stand up comedy videos. Lots of them are available on the internet for free. Find the Stand up comedy videos of the most successful Stand up comedians of past as well as of today to begin your research. Write tips on a piece of paper to better understand them.
While following the creativity of the professionals, don’t copy their content or style. Being original is the best quality of any comedian whether he is a newbie or professional. You can copy their gestures and change their style into something creative to become unique. Be natural and people will start loving your Stand up comedy performances within no time.